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lugubrious

mournful, gloomy in a ridiculous way

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magmanimous

courageously noble in kind and heart

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magnitude

greatness on size

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maladroit

unskillful

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malaise

vague feeling of bodily discomfort

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malevolence

malicious behavior

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malfeasance

wrongdoing

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malicious

deliberately harmful

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malleable

easily changed by other forces

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mandate

authoritative command

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manifold

many and varied. of many kinds

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maritime

relating to the sea

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mawkishness

excessively sentimental

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mediate

to rig about by working with all the conflicting parties

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melancholy

sadness. depression

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meld

to cause to merge

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mellifluous

smooth and sweet

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mendacity

in truthfulness

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mercurial

quick and changeable

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metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another

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meteorology

science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere

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methodically

characterized by ode red and systematic habits

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meticulous

extremely careful and precise

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milieu

environment

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mime

modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry

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mimicry

the act of mimicking

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minutiae

small or trivial detail

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misanthrope

one who hates humankind

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miscellany

collection of diverse items

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miscreant

evildoer. villain

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miser

a stingy person

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mitigate

to moderate in intensity. alleviate

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mocking

in a pretending manner

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mollify

to calm in temper

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momentous

of utmost importance. of outstanding significance

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monitor

one that cautions, reminds

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monotone

a succession if sounds or words uttered in a single tone of voice

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moribund

approaching death. about to die

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mosaic

a picture or decoration made of small colored pieces of stone, glass

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muddle

to confuse

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multifarious

diverse

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myriad

composed of numerous diverse elements

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nebulous

vague. lacking definition

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nemesis

opponent that cannot be beaten

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neophyte

a recent convert to a belief

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niche

a situation especially suited to a person's nature

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nomadic

a member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons

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nominal

existing in name only

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novelty

quality of being novel. newness

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nuance

a subtle or slight degree of difference

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obdurate

hardened against feeling. hard hearted

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objective

uninfluenced by emotions of personal prejudice.
a goal

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oblique

misleading. dishonest

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obsequious

fawning. obedient

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obstinate

stubborn

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obstreperous

aggressively boisterous

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obstruct

to impede. hinder

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obtrusive

tending to push forward

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officious

marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services to others

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olfactory

relating to sense of smell

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ominous

threatening

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omnivore

eating both animal and befit able foods

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onerous

troublesome

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opaque

not allowing light to pass through

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orthodox

adhering to what is traditional

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ostracize

to exclude from a group

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overstate

to state in exaggerated terms

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overwrought

excessively nervous or excited

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paean

fervent expression of joy

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palliative

relieving the symptoms of a disease without effecting a cure

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pallid

lacking in vitality

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palpability

capable of being handled. touched

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panache

liveliness

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panoply

something that covers and protects

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pantheon

temple dedicated to all gods. all the gods of a people

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paradox

a contradictory statement that may still be true

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paranoia

extreme, irrational distrust of others

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parity

equality

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parody

something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery

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parsimonious

excessively frugal

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partisan

biased in support of a party, group

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pastoral

relating to a pastor
relating to being a literary work that proteas rural life

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pathos

a quality that studies feeling a of pity

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patrician

person of refined manners, tastes

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paucity

fewness

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peccadillo

a small sin

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pedant

one who pays undue attention to book learning and formal rules

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pedestrian

ordinary

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penchant

a definite liking

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pensive

deeply thoughtful

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peregrination

to travel from place to place on foot

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perfidy

calculated violation of trust

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perilous

dangerous

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permutations

a compete change. transformation

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pernicious

tending to cause death or serious injury

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perplex

to confuse

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persistent

refusing to give up

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perspicacity

acuteness of perception, understanding

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ornate

excessively ornamented

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ordeal

difficult or painful experience